Academic Advising

Finding Answers

Navigating through University policy and procedures may be challenging. Prepare yourself with resources to find the answers you need.

Read: Consult the Arts and Science Calendar and The Registration Handbook and Timetable for information on courses, programs and policies. 

Online: visit the Vic website and the Faculty of Arts and Science websites where information and important resources are updated regularly. You may also view Next Steps videos for newly-admitted students. 

Ask: front counter Registrar's Office staff are familiar with university rules and regulations. Drop in or call 416-585-4508 during office hours or email anytime.

Information Sessions: check online to see if there is a group advising session, tutorial or seminar that will provide you with answers:

Fifteen minute drop-in advising appointments are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Additional appointments will be added at peak times throughout the year. Sign-ups start at 9:50 a.m. for morning appointments and 1:50 p.m. for afternoon appointments. (Subject to advisor availability. We reserve the discretion to stop accepting drop-ins prior to times noted. Please arrive early.)

If you need more time to sort through your questions or would like to speak with a financial advisor, you may book a half-hour advising session. Book in person at the Registrar's Office (NF106) or by calling 416-585-4508. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment please contact us as soon as possible as other students may be waiting for a booking.

You may wish to see an academic advisor to:

Academic accommodations are arranged through Accessibility Services when students experience disability-related barriers in demonstrating their knowledge and skills. It is extremely important that you contact the office as soon as you are accepted to UofT so that it is possible for accommodations to be arranged prior to the start of classes. Accessibility Services 455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400; 416-978-8060

Preparing for an appointment:

Help us help you.

Remember, while we are here to help, we cannot make decisions for you. You are responsible for the decisions affecting your studies and your degree. We will make your options as clear as possible and make sure that you are familiar with all the available resources.

Advisors may also make referrals to Counsellors at VicHealth and Wellness, Safety Programs and other specialized student services.

For more information, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Current Students